Monday, April 20, 2009

Our Weekly Weekend Update

Hello my wonderful blogging buddies! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Thanks for all of the kind words on my last post! You guys really do rock!

This weekend was a laid back one! How was yours??

Friday night we met our friends Sarah and Deaner for dinner at Vapiano. I cannot express how much I love their food! I had fusilli pasta with a mushroom cream sauce, (that I get every time) and a glass of the house red wine. After making a HAPPY plate we decided to take our party of four to Scrooge's Irish Pub.

After many drinks and good convo we called it an evening and headed off to bed.

Saturday we woke up to RAIN! Boooo. I had several things I wanted to do that day, but they got pushed back for another day. We stayed inside the entire day. Watched about 5 movies and went to bed early that night. We're cool like that. One of the movies we watched was Rachel Getting Married.

I LOVE this movie, it is extremely sad, but the story line was great and the acting was awesome. If you feel like a good tearjerker, this is definitely a movie you want to see.

Sunday the sun came back to Germany and Jon and I did not want to miss the opportunity to get some things done. First, very exciting news...... our friends Georgina and Josh had their baby. Her name is Addison, she was 6 pounds 12 ounces, and had a full head of hair. We visited them in the hospital and I held that precious baby for over an hour. She just slept "like a baby" the entire time. She is definitely a beautiful gift from God! We were so excited and happy for them.

After visiting them in the hospital we ran to the base to get some new windshield wipers for the car and popped over to the toy store because I really wanted the game Scrabble. Then we went grocery shopping and finally made our way back home. It was so nice outside and we had eaten a huge lunch with Josh at the hospital so we decided to go take a walk. We walked downtown and I captured some pictures of the cathedral (which I've posted on here about 100 times, but I just can't get enough of this church,) and the park.

It was getting to be about dinner time so we headed back home. While we ate dinner we played Scrabble and drank a Riesling from this area. It was a nice way to end a weekend. Other than the fact that Jon kicked my butt at Scrabble!! After about 5 games the total score was,

Jon: 946
Me: 610

Being the sore loser that I can be, I quit! I knew the only reason I didn't win is because I let him get away with a couple of things and I wasn't feeling well. That's the only reason he won ;)

Kathy if you're reading this, here are some pictures of downtown that I took just for you while we went on our walk yesterday ;) I know Wiesbaden holds a close place in your heart. I hope you enjoy!

This is what the streets in my neighborhood look like right now.
One of the many beautiful streets downtown.
One of the natural springs in Wiesbaden. The downtown square.The cathedral in the downtown square.Obviously I love this cathedral!

Another picture of the downtown square. On every Wednesday and Saturday there is a market here and all of the vendors bring their fresh produce, cheeses, meats, etc. A painting on one of the buildings.Heading to the park.The park downtown Wiesbaden.If you look closely you can see a rainbow caught in the fountain water.The theater.
As you can see, the park was filled with sun bathers. It was a beautiful and warm day.They are doing construction at the Kurhaus, so I found pictures that I had previously taken so I could show you what it looks like.
The back of the Kurhaus.On the way to our house there is another park. Here is the park and the building in the background is the train station.I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! As always ours flew by.
Happy Monday to you all!
Enjoy your week!


Gleatie said...

Great pictures! Especially of y'alls cute new friends!! :) ha ha. Yea for the weather being so nice again today! Maybe I will actually leave the hotel today! We are going to miss y'all this weekend!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Lucky!!! The pictures look so great there! It looks like you had another great weekend!
Ps:I'll have to check out that movie!

Kaci said...

Such beautiful pictures!!! I must come visit. :)

Jon kicks my ass at that game too...every friggin time...cheaters!

I wanna see that movie, my good friend is flying in for a visit this weekend, I must rent it and cry my eyes out.

Have a great Monday XOXO

New Girl on Post said...

Gorgeous pics yet again! I must come visit this beautiful place. :)

The Purple Carrot said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and what beautiful pictures!!! I wouldn't be able to get enough of that cathedral either!

Unknown said...

glad you had a great weekend!! :) You always have so much fun things up your sleeve! Loveeee the pics of downtown! What I would give to visit (or live!) there! Sooo gorgeous!

Unknown said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your posts and pictures about Germany. AHHHHHH! They make me sooooooo anxious to be there finally! Your street is gorgeous girl and it sounds like you had a wonderful nice slow going weekend....Those are the best sometimes:) Congrats on your friends new babie! Thats always exciting...Happy Monday!

Cate said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend - love the pictures, what a pretty neighborhood! So jealous that you have a Scrabble partner - love the name, but no one to play with. :)

Kelley said...

it sounds like you had a great weekend! I hope that you also have a fantastic week!

katie + bret said...

Looks like yall had a great weekend - Love all the pics!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

sounded like a fun weekend despite the rain! all of your pictures are so gorgeous, i wish we could come visit=) and the market sounds like so much fun, fresh produce and cheese, yummy! how have i missed so many posts, i'll have to come back and catch up=)!

Lindsey said...

What a fun weekend!! You are so good at taking pictures, gosh I wish I was good at it!

Candice said...

Glad you had a great weekend!

Those pictures are amazing...and I totally don't blame you for loving that cathedral!

JennyLee said...

Great pics! Germany really is beautiful! Glad you had a good weekend even if you lost at Scrabble!

Liana said...

sounds so fun! i love busy weekends, as long as it is good busy. the pictures look lovely with the spring finally there!

Miss JC said...

Oh, that town is just beautiful! It's like a fairy tale! I'm glad your weekend went well!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

My dear friend Steph! Thank you so much for the stroll through Wiesbaden. What an elegant city it is. I loved the photo where you caught the rainbow, fabulous! I just finished my first day of training at the Pottery Barn Care Center. Who knows, if you ever order anything from Potery Barn you may end up talking to me on the phone. Wouldn't that be cool? Thanks again for the photos!

Kelli said...

You pictures are amazing!! We watched Rachel Getting Married a few weeks ago. I was not what I thought it would be when we picked it up. It was good though!

In This Wonderful Life said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend! SUCH pretty pics! I really want to see that movie too...